Website Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y)

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About the Organization

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization with a mission to connect and protect wildlife habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. We are the only organization dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of this entire region. We take a scientific and collaborative approach to conservation and highlight and focus on local issues that affect the region. Since 1993, Y2Y has worked with >460 partners to stitch together this landscape, including scientists, conservation groups, landowners, businesses, government agencies as well as Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Native American).

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Position Description

Y2Y is embarking on a new 7-year strategic plan to help achieve our bold vision. Now our team needs the collaborative, creative and strategic wisdom of a senior-level marketing and communications professional to reach and sustain the support of the audiences and partners that will come on that journey with us.

As Y2Y’s first Senior Director of Marketing and Communications you will help take Y2Y to new heights, as you lead the promotion of Y2Y’s large-landscape vision and brand. You’ll be a critical part of our Senior Leadership Team and work with them to ensure a strong, integrated and sustainable organization. You’ll strategically guide our marketing, public relations, outreach/engagement and communications efforts to share conservation impacts and inspire audiences. Elevating Y2Y’s message and increasing our reach and partnerships to support our conservation programs, advocacy and fund development is central to your role.

A strong marketeer yourself, you will be able and willing to work hands-on while increasing our marketing/communications capacity, and working collaboratively with existing teams. This will include promoting and leveraging Y2Y as a leading global large landscape conservation model, and supporting our conservation work as we scale it up.

You will report to directly to Y2Y’s President and will assume primary oversight of the current small but mighty (and growing) communications team (and accompanying budget) bringing in new marketing capacity, and helping to position Y2Y for increased visibility, sustainability and strategic growth.


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